Joe Biden Breaks Record for Most Votes Ever Received at US Presidential Election | 22 Words

This is huge news for the political sphere.

We've got a rundown of the key events that have happened so far this election, with all the latest developments - including this impressive record broken by Biden.

Before election day: Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote.

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And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.

Election Day: 69% of voters are reported to have favored Trump.

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Other polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.

Polls started to close.

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And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.

Polling stations in parts of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close.

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It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.

Trump wins Florida.

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At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.

Trump Wins Ohio.

He has now secured Ohio, a state that has predicted every president since 1964. As per projections from NBC News and Fox News, Trump is projected to win in Ohio, which has predicted every president since 1964.

Joni Erst wins re-election to the senate.

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The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.

Biden says he feels on track to win the election.

"We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!" Biden said. "But we feel good about where we are. I'm here to tell you tonight we believe we're on track to win this election."

Donald Trump posts a tweet that was soon to be marked as 'misinformation' by Twitter.

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It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.

Trump wins Texas.

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Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.

Trump asks for voting to stop.

In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at "4 o'clock in the morning" which he didn't think should be counted.

Trump declares his own victory.

He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court. Trump said: "As far as I am concerned, we have already won."

Biden predicted to win Arizona.

In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the state of Arizona, which will secure him a crucial 11 electoral votes. It's a battleground state that Trump won 4 years prior.

Arizona predicted to turn blue for the first time in 24 years.

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The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.

Biden wins Maine.

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Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.

Biden campaign responds to Trump's false claims he's won the election.

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“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect," said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in a statement: "It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens. "It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either. "And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require. "We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion."

Biden gains more votes than either candidate in the 2016 election.

Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.

Republican David Andahl elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.

Twenty-five-year-old Republican Madison Cawthorn set to be the youngest member of Congress after winning his race in North Carolina.

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After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina. Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, "Cry more, lib."

Mauree Turner becomes the first non-binary state lawmaker in US history.

The twenty-seven-year-old, who goes by the pronouns she/they, won the state House election in Oklahoma’s 88th district making them the first non-binary state lawmaker as well as the first Muslim person to be elected to the state’s legislature. The Democratic community organizer beat Republican candidate Kelly Barlean with a projected 71% of the vote.

Joe Biden breaks an impressive record.

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The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016! He's even beat the number of votes for Barack Obama in 2008. This is a truly impressive record.